Image of chess players playing Blitz chess during the Hart House Chess Club 2019 Fischer Random Blitz Championship.
Players at the 2019 Fischer Random Tournament. Image courtesy of Hart House Chess Club.


Come join us for an exciting Fischer Random Chess Tournament! This year’s event consists of 6 single rounds of chess with a built in “study time” to prepare for each position.

This is unlike any other event in Canada and we hope to showcase the interesting games that can arise from this incredible chess variant. Conveniently, this year’s Fischer Random Championship occurs on March 3, 2023 – 6 days before the birthday of Bobby Fischer himself on March 9, 1943.

Come, showcase your chess skills and wit, we look forward to seeing you here!

Registration closes March 3.

Championship format

Fischer Random Chess or Chess 960 is a variant of chess, which employs the same board and pieces as standard chess, but the starting position of the pieces on the players’ home ranks is randomized. Certain restrictions apply on the randomization, preserving the dynamic nature of the game by retaining bishops of opposite colors for each player and the right to castle for both sides. The result: 960 unique possible starting positions.

In this tournament, the same starting position will be used for all games of the same round of the tournament, but for every new round of the tournament, there will be a new starting position. 

The championship is a Blitz Event, 5 minutes + 2 seconds format.

Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Event Website: Official Website
  • Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2023
  • Time & Duration: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (EST) (3h)
  • Cost:
    • Chess Club Members


    • General Admission


  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: East Common Room (1034)
  • Event Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)